Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various fungi of the genus Aspergillus, which includes many common molds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as aspersorium, 1.
  • noun A genus of hyphomycetous fungi, including several of the common molds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of many molds, of the genus Aspergillus, many of which are pathogenic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Aspergillus, genus name, from aspergillum, aspergillum (from its resemblance to an aspergillum brush); see aspergillum.

Examples

  • And I thought it was caused by cancer, neuropathy a side effect from chemotherapy, a pneumonia-like fungal infection called aspergillus, a fractured hip, a twice-ruptured disc and aging.

    Sure, Older Folks Will Always Use More Health Care

  • The most common fungi found is called aspergillus fumigatus, which is also the most likely to cause disease, the researchers say.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Developed by the EPA and National Cheng Gung University, the chip can detect harmful air-borne bacteria, such as aspergillus flavus, aspergillus versicolor and chaetomium globosum, which are known to cause allergic reactions such as coughing, sneezing and runny noses.

    Taipei Times

  • Aflatoxins: These naturally occurring poisons are produced by the mold aspergillus flavus, which grow on peanuts and grains and may contribute to the onset to hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and liver cancer.

    Peanut problems, in a nutshell

  • Hard for most to even comprehend, Dan was literally eaten alive from the inside out from toxic mold, aspergillus and stachybotrys at the Health District where he worked to keep others in a safe environment.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Video - Shocking Investigation Continues - ABC News

  • Hard for most to even comprehend, Dan was literally eaten alive from the inside out from toxic mold, aspergillus and stachybotrys at the Health District where he worked to keep others in a safe environment. '

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Video - Shocking Investigation Continues - ABC News

  • From an environmental standpoint alone - there were serious indoor mold problems with stachybotrys, aspergillus, penicillium, chaetomium, trichoderma, fusarium, cladosporium and others found in the toxic home.

    Toxic Mold Wall Street Uncovers Conflict

  • Medically speaking, we not only have high antibodies against these very same molds-mycotoxins. .but we have genetic testing by pcr. .showing a serious systemic infection in both blood and lung secretions of both aspergillus and stachybotrys.

    Toxic Mold Wall Street Uncovers Conflict

  • If all this doesn't disgust you, consider one final thought: In a separate study this year, scientists found evidence that aspergillus fumigatus is having sex, an act thought not possible among fungi.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Traditional East Asian diets are rich in two types of enzyme-active foods: fresh raw foods such as fruits and vegetables and, in the case of Japan, raw fish; and foods prepared for consumption by treatment with aspergillus plant enzymes, which provide all the enzymes required for the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

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